Crucible tongs

identifier

ID 841

morphology

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv 1267 L=25,5cm WD=3,8cm D=1,6cm WT=390gr

holotype

MOT V 90.0247 L=43,5cm WD=6cm WT=670gr

holotype

MOT V 2002.0182 L=33cm WD=7cm H=5,5cm WT=350gr

holotype

MOT V 2002.0616 L=20cm WD=6cm WT=100gr. Inscription: NICKEL.
description

Crucible tongs are metal tongs with relatively long arms (approx. 10-40 cm) and convex curved jaws, with which the melting pot can be removed from the fire.

Large versions of crucible tongs are also used in founding metals like bronze to pour the molten metal into the mould. These tools are 2 to 4 meters long and must be handled with two people (1). [MOT]

(1) One also speaks of 'foundry ladle' or 'bull ladle'. See SELLENS, 270.

MOT V 2002.0616

Foundry ladle for two people MOT V 2017.0072 L=212cm WD=60cm